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Full text of "The famous "Crescent" line of Cresent concrete brick machines."

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CONCRETE BRICK MACHINES 








ARTISTICALLY FACED CEiMENT BRICKS, PRODUCED AT A LOW COST 



Embracing 

"LITTLE WONDER" HAND MOLD, 

VERTICAL TAMPING FOOT POWER and 

POWER TAMPING BRICK MACHINES 



Manufactured Exclusively By 



Raber & Lang Manufacturing Company 



KENDALLVILLE, INDIANA, U. S. A. 



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YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS 




Tamping 



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N this Book we have endeavored not only to tell the merits 
of our wonderful line of machines for the making of con- 
crete bricks, but also to give you information on this profit- 
able business with which you may not have been conversant. 

It is conceded by practical men and engineers, 
through a long series of tests and experiments, 
Pressing fa at a TAMPED concrete product, whether a brick 

or a block, is far superior to a PRESSED product. Concrete, 

by its nature, must be tamped, if the semi-dry process is used, and this 
is also true if the mixture is quite wet, as is possible to use on our ma- 
chines. There was a time when the market was full of machines utiliz- 
ing the pressure system of concrete products manufacture — where are 
they today? Time has clearly demonstrated the truth of the axiom of 
"the survival of the fittest." Possibly your own familiarity with the 
concrete industry will refreshen your mind as to the validity of the 
above statement. We have replaced pressure machines with our 
tamping machines. 



Your 
Investment 



Consider strongly our line of machines as it affects 
your pocket book. Your investment in our equip- 
ment is negligible as compared to your profits, 
and, moreover, you can get into the brick-making game on 

almost any scale you should desire. Every products plant should have 
one or more of these machines. 



Confidential 
Hints 



Our extensive experience in actual cement brick 
making places us in a position whereby we can 
show vou everv "in and out" of the industry. We 



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show you how to make the finest faced and co 

also the wet process bricks, at the lowest possible cost, 
invaluable aid to you by giving you confidential hints, suggestions and 
information that you could not obtain elsewhere. You do not pay a 
cent for that which we have paid for dearly. This places you in posi- 
tion to become a full-fledged brick manufacturer without a penny spent 
for costly experience and experimenting. 



Raber & Lang Manufacturing Company 



KENDALLVILLE, INDIANA 



page two 






future. 



Cement Brick is the building material of today 

Bricks made our way are damp-proof and 



makes them a favor 



ite for every purpose. Home builders are craving for these durable 



and beautiful bricks, 
pocket the profits. 



them if you want 



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THIS BEAUTIFUL RESIDENCE IS BUILT OF ORDINARY CEMENT BRICK. AFTERWARDS STUCCOED 




RDINARY Plain Cement Bricks were used in the construction of the handsome resi- 
dence shown above. These brick were furnished at $8.00 per thousand, and a nice 
profit realized from their sale. Cement bricks in your locality will put the clay brick indus- 
try out of business. With a "Crescent" outfit you can produce plain, ornamental and faced 
bricks at a very low cost and they can be sold at almost any price you want to put on them. 
Just show to your friends and customers a few sample bricks faced with crushed granite, 
white sand and cement, imitation stucco and varied colored bricks, all easily made on the 
Crescent" machine, and you'll start a business beyond any of your expectations. 



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page three 



F you are not making Cement Bricks, begin right now to give this 
business some serious thought. Or if you are using some clumsy, 
out-of-date method, get familiar with machines that stand "head and 
shoulders" above any other brick making equipment on the market. 




THIS HANDSOME DWELLING IS BUILT OF CEMENT BRICKS FACED WITH WHITE SAND AND ORDINARY CEMENT 




N the above photo reproduction are shown Faced Bricks used in the construction of this 
dwelling. The facing of white sand and ordinary cement produces a light grey color, 
which, with the use of black mortar, gives a beautiful effect. Note, also, how special de- 
signs are used— the rounded bricks at the corners and at the windows and doors, and also 
the special designs used in the bay windows. All of these are quickly and easily made 
with "CRESCENT" equipment. 

The brick business hasn't made a lot of "noise" in times past, simply because machines 
weren't available to make the product profitably. Builders are craving for cement bricks, 
because their beauty, strength and durability make them the logical material for home build- 
ing, and also every other conceivable place where cement blocks and clay bricks were 
previously used. Our extensive activities in actual brick-making, and our eminently satis- 
factory "show me" demonstrations throughout the country, rightly entitle us to the honor 
of producing brick-making devices that are perfected in every little detail. We've con- 
vinced hundreds of the big profits in cement bricks. 



page four 



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OU would actually be surprised at the low cost of making 
Colored and Fancy Bricks suitable for dwellings, porch 
es, mantels and dozens of other places where artistic eff 
red. Our Patented Facing Distributor makes it possible 
rnHnr.p Faced Bricks almost as fast as the plain bricks. 





UNCY DESIGNS FOR PORCH COLUMNS, WINDOWS, CORNERS. ETC. 



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HERE bricks are made face down and released face up, as is 
done with the "Crescent" Machines, and which is the only 
practical way to make bricks or blocks, an unlimited scope is possible 
for the brick maker. Notice the photo engravings of Faced Bricks 
shown on the cover of this catalog— Grey Faced, Granite Faced, 
Combination Colored, Rough Cast, Imitation Stucco, Etc.— beautiful 
results, to which a photo cannot do justice. For instance, take the 
second brick in the row, or the fifth, and lay them up with black or 
red mortar— you can t imagine anything richer, whether for a bung- 
alow or a skyscraper. 

The same thing is true in Fancy Designs, as Faced Bricks, in that any Special Design, other 
than those for which we furnish plates, can be made by the operator. We reproduce above 
some of the Standard Fancy Designs of brick for which plates are furnished by us. We give 
you all instructions and complete information in regard to Colored Facings, Fancy Bricks, 
Wet Process Brick Making— in other words, money making hints that you could not get 
elsewhere, and which have cost us some time and money to gather. 



ROCK FACE BRICK WITH 

WHITE SAND AND WHITE 

CEMENT FACING 



Others are glad to tell the merits of our 
proposition. What we are doing for. hun- 
dreds of others, among your co-workers, 

we can do for you. 



Belle, Mo. 
Gentlemen: — Enclosed please find draft in pay- 
ment of Crescent Vertical Tamping Brick Machine 
ordered o{ you some time ago. I received my steel 
allets. too. The machine is giving me great satis- 
faction. ^ are now making a large quantity of 
bricks tor a bank building. 

Everything is O. K. ' shing you success. 

Yours truly, E 5. LEWIS. 



Toronto, Can. 

Gentlemen:- Send u> as soon as possible Power 

Brick Machine same as previous order. Please ^hip 
with all possible haste. 

Send us catalog of all other machines >u manu- 
facture. We are getting alonn fine. 

Yours respectfully, 

W. R. rEWARX 



page five 




MAKING CEMENT BRICKS Willi A "CRESCENT" VERTICAL rAMPING FOot POWI.K MAI HINE 

HE above illustration shows ii typical looi power installation. Notice how our customci 
makes his bricks right in the open the brick machine; is practically his "whole plant." 
This proves our assertion, thai you can "starl the business right in your back yard." 





A "CRESCENT" POWEK BRICK MACIIINK INSTALLATION 



NO I ICE, in the above installation, how a 2\ horse-pcAvei gasoline engine mounts 'I on a 
"Crescent" Continuous Mixer, runs the mixer, also the line-shaft, which, in turn,driv< ■ 
t he "Crescent" Power Brick Maclmn-, :.i -.oa pump, us« -l to fill an elevated wat< i Bupply tank. 



page six 




Making a Set of 10 Bricks With 




FIG. 1-FILLING 




FIG. 2— TAMPING WITH THREE STROKES 




Crescent" Vertical Tamp 

Foot Power Outfit 




HESE illustrations show the simplicity of Cement Brick 

Making, no matter whether you use power or not. 

Notice how one man can do it all, if he wants to, with our 

machines. A great many of you may think that you'll have to put up build- 
ings and go to a lot of expense to start. Why, you can start this money mak- 
ing business right in your back yard, or in one corner of your shop, if neces- 
sary. You'd be surprised at the number of men who have commenced just 
this way. A good husky lad can clean up some good money for you with 
our machines. 

In the foot-power machine every time-saving and labor- 
saving mechanical device is incorporated. For that reason 

it is the speediest cement brick making device on the mar- 
ket. It's the cutting down of labor that counts in making bricks. Take the 
operations as shown herewith — the 
actual time consumed in making a 
set of ten bricks is such as would 
permit a capacity of 12,000 bricks per 
day, if the operator could keep it 
up. You know and we know that 
such maximum speed is never attain- 
ed by workmen; hence, from actual 
experience we put the capacity at 
from 5,000 to 6,000 per day. Don't 
be misled by any manufacturer^ 
claiming unreasonable figures of ca- 
pacity for their devices. Your own 
judgment will tell u better. Look 
at the operations herewith — you'll 
see quickly how we save lost motion. 

In making faced bricks 
two men work most advan- 
tageously, as the off-bearer 
supplies the operator with 

material, also keeps the patent- 

icmg-plate filled with material. Thi^ 
rmits extraordinary 

peed and greatly increases 
the capacity of this foot- 
power outfit and there is 
no lost motion at all as the 
jperator keeps the ma- 
chine going without any 
interruption. 




FIG. 4-PLACING PALLET, ROCKING OVER 



FIG. 3-STRIPPLNG AND FINISHING 
WITH TWO STROKES 



Our Patent Facing 

Distributor 

is illustrated and 

• fully explained 

elsewhere 

in this catalog. 




FIG. 5-RELEASING AUTOMATICALLY 

WITH ONE STROKE 



page seven 



Making a Set of 10 Bricks With a 




"Crescent" Power Machine 





N the illustrations on this and the following 
pages we show specifically the operations 
necessary to produce cement bricks on a power 
machine. These "action photos" show the pro- 
cess as fully as if you actually were seeing 
a machine in operation. 

We have said it a thousand times, and proven 
wherever called upon to do so, that any 16- 
year-old boy can operate this machine with 
ease. A 2-horse-power gasoline engine will 
run the machine easily. Requires only one 
driven pulley which is on the machine, and only 
one lever to operate the tamps. This ma- 
chine is absolutely the marvel o f today, 
among brick machines — we have proven it at 



FIG. 1 



every public exhibit where demonstrated. One 
man can operate it alone, and four men get 
maximum capacity. Fresh bricks just released 
from the mold compartment can be piled with- 
out breaking or crushing them. No other ma- 
chine will accomplish this. 12,000 bricks per 
day, at the lowest possible cost, is the capacity. 

In operating the power machine, the filling of the 
mold compartment is the same as on the foot-power 
machine. The combination hopper, stripper and finisher 
is brought forward, the material deposited up to and 
even with the top of hopper, as shown in Fig. t. The 
operator then pushes lever forward and the tamps drop 
in series, as shown in the illustration. By bringing lev- 
er forward the tamps again engage. Note how each 
brick is tamped individually with the "Crescent," which 
is a big feature in making a densely tamped product. 




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page nine 



A Power Brick Machine that One Man Can Operate, 
if He Desires, or a Crew of Four Can Push to Capacity 





HE set of bricks, thoroughly tamped, are shown 

automatically released in Fig. 5. When re- 
leased upon the pallet, face up, they are at the 
same time automatically slid forward on the re- 
ceiving bars when the compartment is again 
closed. They are now ready for the off-bearer. 
The operation throughout is a very speedy one. 
Owing to this great speed of the machine, it will 
be readily comprehended, how, with a mechanical 
concrete mixer and an arrangement, easily con- 
trived, to get the material to the operator, a tre- 
mendous capacity per day can be obtained. 



THE CORRECT METHOD OF 

POWER TAMPING 



We have demonstrated conclusively that 
the sprocket and chain system of direct liftin 
of tamps is the logical, practical, non-trouble- 
some and fool-proof method of operation. One 
set of two sprockets operates two tamps. The 
lifting lugs are arranged on each side, so that 
each tamp is lifted successively and at the right 
time. This distributes the horse power re- 
quired in lifting the tamps and permits the ma- 
chine to run absolutely smooth. Nothing is left 
to constantly adjust and tinker with every so often. We save you this money- 
consuming annoyance. 

EACH TAMP STRIKES INDIVIDUALLY 

Each tamp on the Power Machine weighs 28 lbs., and each brick is tamped 
individually. Note this great feature, producing uniform bricks of maximum 
density. The blow that each brick gets by the dropping of this 28-lb. tamp 18 
inches is nearly 300 lbs. There is no other machine that produces such a com- 
pactly tamped product. Even an inexperienced person can see the quality of 
these bricks. 

SIMPLICITY 01 OPERATION 

One pulley, one lever! Can you imagine anything more simple. Always 
under control. One throw of the lever sets tamps in motion. One throw idles 
the whole mechanism. The tamps absolutely cannot drop unless it is the will 
of the operator. 



page ten 



Making a Set of Six Bricks With a 




"Little Wonder" Hand Mold 





FIG. 1-FILLING MOLD WITH MATERIAL 



FIG. 2 TAMPING WITH THE SHOVEL 





FIG. 3-ROCKING OVER 



FIG. 4-RELEASJNG FINISHED BRICKS 




HE Little Wonder Hand Mold is not, primarily, intended for the man who wants to en- 
gage extensively in the cement brick business. The capacity does not warrant this. 
Ir is highly adaptable to the making of brick for your own use, and, to a certain extent for 
the selling of them on a small scale. It is true that a number of our "Little Wonder" users 
have found this to be a very profitable little device, although for the real idea of getting ex- 
tensively in the brick business, our foot-power or power machine should be used. Every 
cement products plant could use one or more of these molds very profitably. 

The actual time consumed in making a set of six bricks on the "Little Wonder" is thirty- 
six seconds. The operations, as shown above, are filling, tamping, stroking off, rocking over, 
and releasing. The capacity of the mold is anywhere from 1,600 to 3,000 bricks per day, 
much depending, of course, on the ability of the operator. 

The 'Little Wonder" makes the bricks flat side down, which permits of the coring of 
the bricks if wanted, which reduces the amount of material in a brick. The various fancy 
designs can also be made on this mold. 



page eleven 



The "Little Wonder" Hand Brick Mold 



ALTHOUGH this mold is simple in appearance, yet the construction of it is such that 
cheap workmanship and material could not for a moment be tolerated. It is built of 
heavy polished steel throughout and the compartments are absolutely uniform in accuracy. 
The mold is very durable and, with ordinary care, will stand continuous usage for years. We 
guarantee this mold in the same manner as we do our high grade foot-power and power outfits. 

There may be imitations and 
infringements of our mold upon 
the American market. Insist upon 
having the original, with all the 
latest improvements, completely 
covered by U. S. and foreign 




patents. 



THE "LITTLE WONDER" CEMENT BRICK MOLD 

Patented Jan. 26, 1909. Others pending. 



MAKING CORED BRICKS 

By making bricks flat side down, it will 

be seen that bricks can be cored. This is 

done with attachments as shown herewith. 

These are iron plates, and of two designs — 
panel and oval. They are fastened to the 
mold with stove bolts and are quickly at- 
tached and detached. 




A SET OF BRICKS RELEASED FROM THE MOLD. SHOWING 

THE APPEARANCE OF CORED BRICKS 




ANOTHER HANDSOME SPECIMEN. SHOWING WHAT 

CAN BE DONE WITH OUR BRICK MOLD 

Is there a profit in this business? Notice below the 
cost of production. The figures are obtained from actual 
practice. 

With labor at $3.00 per day 

With cement at $3.00 per bbl. 

With sand at $ .75 per yd. 

Cost of labor (one brick) 

Cost of cement (one brick) 

Cost of sand (one brick) - 

Total cost of one brick (solid 4x8x2% in.) $ .00942 
Total cost of 1,000 brick - - - $9 42 

Good brick sells at from $15.00 to $35.00 per thous- 
and, owing to localities; there is easily 1002 profit. Fancy 
brick are produced as cheaply and sell fox from 25? to 50% 
more than the plain. The manufacture of the cored brick 
again permits the saving of one-fifth the material. 



(one man makes 2,000) 

(one bbl. makes 450) 

(one yd. makes 614) 

- $ .0015 

- .0067 

.00122 



ABOVE ILLUSTRATION DEPICTS SOME OF THE HAND- 
SOME ARCHITECTURE THAT CAN BE EXECUTED 

WITH THE •LITTLE WONDER" 

If you are in doubt about the merit of this won- 
derful mold, read the following letter. This is only a 
sample of the enthusiasm expressed about the "Little 
Wonder/' 

Grenada, Miss. 

Gentlemen:— I wish that you would ship me at 

once, sis more Little Wonder Brick Molds, complete. 

You know I wow have three. I am note making brick 

for a large colonial brick residence and ward to use 

these molds right on the job to save hauling. 

I expect to work up a big business here in this 
line. In regard to the Little Wonder Mold. I certain- 
ly think that it is the only practical brick mold on the 
market. Very respectfully, OSCAR BLEDSOE. 



page twelve 







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"Crescent" Power Tamping Brick Machine 

ERE'S an outfit that puts the 
"finishing touches" in your 
brick-making plant. 

Just think— two horse power will 
run the machine with ease. Utiliz- 
ing power greatly increases capacity 
in making bricks, saves labor and 
cuts the cost of production. This 
machine is really a whole plant in 
itself. Do not think just because it 
is a power outfit that it is compli- 
cated and requires an expert to run 
it. On the contrary it is extremely 
simple — any boy can operate it. 

One lever controls the whole 
tamping device. Combined with 
this simplicity is great strength and 
durability. 

This wonderful machine stands 
in a class by itself, absolutely. 

THE UNIT SYSTEM 

One of the big features of this 
machine, aside from its perfect me- 
chanical operation, which we do 
not want you to overlook, is the fact 
that it is a unit in itself. In other 
words the capacity of your plant 
can be increased, by the addition of 
more machines, with a very small 
investment. 

Do not be misled by claims 
made by unscrupulous manufacturers 
for supposedly automatic machines, 
which are intricate and require an ex- 
pert to keep in operating condition, 
and which must be constantly oper- 
ated to capacity, with a big crew of 
men, to show any profit at all. With 
less labor, less expense, less trouble 
and less overhead, you can install 
the "Crescent" and make maximum 
profits, whether you operate one 
machine or a dozen. With the unit system you get maximum profits with min- 
imum expense, and your investment in equipment is insignificant. 



FRONT VIEW OF THE WONDERFUL "CRESCENT" 

POWER BRICK MACHINE 



page thirteen 



"Crescent" Vertical Tamping Foot-Power 

Brick Machine 




CORRECT METHOD OF FOOT- 



POWER TAMPING 



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UR method of vertical tamp- 
ing is the only practical and 
scientifically correct one on the 
market. Your own judgment, 
even if you have never made 
a single cement brick, will tell 

you this. In every stroke of the 
tamp the material gets a blow 
parallel to the bottom of the mold, 
and the result is a uniformly- 
tamped brick. This is plainly 
shown in Fig. 1 and Fig. 2 below. 
Fig. 1, showing a common error 
in the construction of other ma- 
chines, explains the ineffective 
blow that the material gets, as 
indicated by the lines a, b and c. 
The "Crescent" system over- 
comes this entirely, as shown in 
Fig. 2. Then again, our tamp 
weighs nearly 100 pounds, per- 



FRONT VIEW OF FOOT-POWER MACHINE, SHOWING PATENT 

FACING DISTRIBUTOR IN PLACE 



fectly balanced above the compartment. This weight com- 
bined with its scientific arrangement of aligning permits the 
operator to deliver a blow with two strokes superior to that 
of four to six of any other machine. 





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FIG. 1- INCORRECT METHOD 



FIG. 2-CORRECT METHOD 



page fourteen 



Tremendous Strength Embodied in All 




"Crescent" Brick Outfits 




REAR VIEW "CRESCENT" POWER 

BRICK MACHINE 




REAR VIEW "CRESCENT' FOOT POWER 

BRICK MACHINE 



THE great strength embodied in the construction of these 
machines is so apparent in the photographic reproduc- 
tions herewith, that we think an extensively long explanation 
unnecessary. All parts are built of heavy steel, securely 
riveted and bolted, also gusseted. to produce absolute rigidity 
and strength. In a cement brick machine the slightest elas- 
ticity and vibration cannot be tolerated for a moment. Years 
of experience has taught us the way a machine of this kind 
should be built to stand the abuse and wear and tear to which 
such machines are subjected. 

BRICK MOLD COMPARTMENTS 

All of the mold parts are built of heavy tempered steel, 
also polished, and brought to absolutely accurate dimensions 
by planing. The front plate of the "Crescent" is worked out 
of a solid piece of steel, so there is practically no wear out to 
these important parts. Contrast this construction with the 
cheap cast iron variety, which are only an expense and thrown 
into the junk heap before they even pay for themselves. 

ABOUT COMBINATION MACHINES 

Notice that our machines are built intact — to make bricks. 
W e are averse to combined block and brick tampers. If you 
want to make bricks at the lowest cost possible, so that you'll 
get the big profits, and have no competitors, you want a ma- 
chine that is solely a brick machine. You can't get dozens of 
labor saving mechanisms m any one machine that will be 
equally adaptable to different kinds of work. Every dyed-in- 
the-wool concrete worker will tell you the same thing. Others 

have tried it; we have tried it. It's just a plain fact. 
Think it over — you'll agree with us. 

OUR GUARANTEE 

Our unrestricted guarantee covers every Brick 
Machine Outfit that leaves our factory. We guar- 
antee every outfit to be free from imperfect mater- 
ial and workmanship. If any part proves defective 
from above causes, we will replace same free of 
charge. Furthermore we guarantee satisfactory 
output and capacity, if operated according to our 
instructions sent with every machine. In substance 
we warrant satisfaction. We can place more ma- 
chines only by instilling enthusiasm in our custo- 
mers so that they will recommend our machines 
and system to others. This is iron-clad. You take 
no chances. 



page fifteen 



Mechanical Hopper, Stripper and Finisher 





FIG. 1-EVERY "CRESCENT" MACHINE HAS THIS MECHAN 

ICAL HOPPER, FINISHER AND STRIPPER 




FIG. 2- "CRESCENT" PATENT FACING DISTRIBUTOR 




FIG. 3-STEEL PALLET 







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FIG. 4-TWO METHODS OF MAKING WOODEN PALLETS 



HIS is the biggest labor-saving in- 
vention that has ever been incor- 
porated in cement brick machines. 

This wonderful improvement permits the 
operator to make almost double the time 
and, naturally, double the amount of bricks, 
in comparison to any other method. The 
illustrations, elsewhere in this catalog, show- 
ing machines in operation, plainly demon- 
strate this big feature, as shown m Fig. 1 . 



PATENT FACING DISTRIBUTOR 



Another "Crescent" invention 
that constant experimenting and gen- 
ius has produced. This facing plate, 

as shown in Fig. 2, permits the operator to 
make all kinds of faced bricks almost as 
quickly as the common brick. You don't 
need to touch the facing material, or distrib- 
ute it with your fingers. Neither do you 
waste a bit of your facing material. The 
off-bearer keeps the distributor filled, and 
with one pull of the steel slide the trick is 
done. Think what this time and material 
saver means. The lack of this invention in 
the past has been the cause of keeping 
many out of the brick business. 



PALLETS 



We strongly advocate the use of 
the 14-gauge steel pallet, as shown in 
Fig, 3. Our steel pallets are very 

strong and rigid and made as true as a die. 
They will last for years as there is no warp- 
ing, splitting, or any annoyance whatever. 
We furnish them at the lowest possible 
cost, which we can do by making them in 
great quantities. 

If you wish to do so, however, you can 
make your own wood pallets. Note the 
sketch, Fig. 4, showing two simple methods 
of making the wood pallet. Best results are 
had if each pallet is well treated with boiled 
linseed oil applied with a brush after made, 
and then a similar treatment at intervals. 



page sixteen 



General Information, Weights and Measurements 



"CRESCENT" POWER BRICK MACHINE 



101 



in. 



47 in. 

57 in. 

52 in. 

39 x 36 in. 

61 in. 

12 in. 

250 

965 lbs. 

1120 lbs. 

- 1860 lbs. 
53 x 55 x 96 in. 

- H H. P. 



Height of machine, over all, when tamps are raised ... 

Depth of machine, over all, from end of receiving bars to back of machine, 
when hopper is forward ------ 

Depth,. when hopper is pushed back - 

Width, over all ------- 

Floor space dimensions, base of structure - 

Distance center driving pulley from base of machine 

Diameter of driving pulley ------ 

Speed of driving pulley (revolutions per minute) - - 

Weight of machine -------- 

Weight of machine crated - - - - - - 

Weight of machine boxed for export - 

Dimensions of machine boxed for export - 

Horse power required to operate machine .... 

"CRESCENT" FOOT-POWER MACHINE 

Height of machine, over all ----- - 

Width of machine, over all ------ 

Depth of machine, over all ----- - 

Weight of machine ------- 

Weight of machine crated ------ 

Weight of machine boxed for export ----- 

Dimensions of machine boxed for export ... 

GENERAL DATA 

Size of standard bricks produced on all machines 
Weight of standard bricks produced on all machines 
Size of steel or wood pallet to fit machines - 

IS THERE PROFIT IN CEMENT BRICKS? 

We are giving below figures in concise form, showing just how cheaply cement bricks 
are produced with our outfits. These are not theoretical figures, but show actual results by 
those operating our machines. Many of our customers produce bricks at even a lower cost 
than shown below. 



59 in. 
42 in. 



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43 in. 




375 lbs. 


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475 lbs. 




695 lbs. 


55 


x 43 x 38 in. 




8x4x2^ in. 


- 


6 lbs. 




8^ x27iin. 



Cost of 1,000 Bricks 
. Power Outfit 



Cost of 1,000 Bricks 
Foot-Power Outfit 



Capacity 10,000 per Capacity 5.000 per 
Day ; Day 



LABOR— with common labor at $4,00 per day 
CEMENT— with cement at $3.00 per bbl. 

(One bbl. cement makes 450 bricks.) 
SAN D— with sand at S 1 .50 per yard - 

(One yard sand makes 614 bricks.) 
INCIDENTALS— such as taking care of and piling up the pro- 
duct and, in case of the power outfit, the cost of power, etc. 



Total cost per 1 ,000 bricks 




$ 1.60 



6.24 



2.44 



.10 



$ 10.38 



PLEASE NOTE: In explanation I the abov igures— two men arc supposed tc perate the t-power ma- 
chine and three men for the power outfit. The materials are machine mixed. Where hand mixing is done the resul- 
tant . - - ^mewhat increase i. Do not overlook the fact that capacity is a big item that you want to consider and 
al- that the power outfit requires less hard work. 






T APPLYING ON PR!OES_J>t 






PRICE LIST NO. 35 



Prices of Cement Brick-Making Equipment 

El*- APPLYING TO CATALOG NO. 32~®8 



44 



LITTLE WONDER" BRICK MOLDS 



As described on page 11, but without any attachments, weight 

34 lbs $80 00 

Same as above, but with 6 panel cores, or 6 oval cores weight 

46 lbs $82 80 

Same as above, but with 6 panel cores and 6 oval cores, weight 

58 lbs $85 60 

Same as above, but with 6 panel and 6 oval cores, also 15 pieces 
of cast plates to make rock face bricks and fancy designs, 
as shown on page 4, weight 73 lbs $89 60 



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CRESCENT" FOOT POWER BRICK MACHINE 

As shown on page 13, complete with mechanical combination 



hopper, stripper and finisher, patent facing distributer, 41 
pieces plates for rock face and fancy designs, also 2 sample 
steel pallets, and 1 sample wood pallet, with all of the 
latest patented labor-saving imorovements, crated sub- 
stantially for shipment, weight 500 lbs $400 00 



44 



CRESCENT" POWER TAMPER BRICK MACHINE 



As shown on page 12, complete with mechanical combination 
hopper, stripper, and finisher, patent facing distributer, 41 
pieces plates for rock-face and fancy designs, also 2 
sample steel pallets, and 1 sample wood pallet, complete in 
exery detail. Machine shipped set up and crated, with 
12-inch pulley, ready to set on floor and attach power, 
weight 1120 lbs . $1,000 00 

Power Tamper only, or machine less the mold compartment and 
attachments. This outfit is suitable to be used in connec- 
tion with any machine making standard bricks, weight 
920 lbs $700 00 

STEEL BRICK PALLETS 

Made of heavy steel plate, absolutely true and rigid, size 

28 in.x9 in.xf in., weight each 4.6 lbs.... $ 1 20 

RABER & LANG MFG. CO. 

KENDALLVILLE, INDIANA.